Yakima River Boat Launch Distances

 

The boat launch distances are calculated in river miles.

 

 

The Upper Yakima River

River Miles

Comments

 

Ensign Ranch To Three Bridges
4.3 Miles

some hazards

 
Three Bridges To S. Cle Elum Bridge
8.0 Miles

extremely hazardous/not recommended for floating

 
S. Cle Elum Bridge To East Cle Elum
5.4 Miles

some difficulty/watch for hazards

 
East Cle Elum To River Raft Rental
15 Miles

some difficulty/watch for irrigation flume on west side must take out at boat launch area.  Diversion Dam 1 mile ahead

     
 
K.O.A. To Rinehart Park
2.8 Miles some hazards/stay left over diversion dam 3/4 through the drift.
 
Rinehart Park To Ringer Road
4.9 Miles extremely hazardous at times/Extreme caution must be used through the tree farm section at all times/not recommended for novice oarsmen.

 
The Lower Yakima River

River Miles

Comments

 
Ensign Ranch To Three Bridges
4.3 Miles

some hazards

 
Three Bridges To S. Cle Elum Bridge
8.0 Miles

extremely hazardous/not recommended for floating

 
S. Cle Elum Bridge To East Cle Elum
5.4 Miles

some difficulty/watch for hazards

 
East Cle Elum To River Raft Rental
15 Miles

some difficulty/watch for irrigation flume on west side must take out at boat launch area.  Diversion Dam 1 mile ahead

     
 
K.O.A. To Rinehart Park
2.8 Miles some hazards/stay left over diversion dam 3/4 through the drift.
 
Rinehart Park To Ringer Road
4.9 Miles extremely hazardous at times/Extreme caution must be used through the tree farm section at all times/not recommended for novice oarsmen.
       
Ringer Road To Big Horn   2.8 Miles From the Ringer Rd. Boat Launch through the "Lower Yakima River Canyon to the Roza Recreation Area you will find very few hazards.  This water is ideal for novice and intermediate rowing skills.
       
Big Horn To Umtanum   5.9 Miles  
       
Umtanum To River View   1.6 Miles  
       
Squaw Creek To "The Slab"   3.0 Miles  
       
"The Slab to Roza Recreation Area   2.6 Miles  

 

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